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Thoughts from Abroad on the Morisco Expulsion in the JEMH 2013 #2

The Journal of Early Modern History 17/2 (2013) features an article by Gary K Waite, “Empathy for the Persecuted or Polemical Posturing? The 1609 Spanish Expulsion of the Moriscos as Seen in English and Netherlandish Pamphlets.”


Beaver on Replica, Landscape, and the Nation in P&P, Feb ’13

The latest issue of Past and Present 218 (February 2013) features Adam G. Beaver, “From Jerusalem to Toledo: Replica, Landscape, and the Nation in Renaissance Iberia.”

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Yuste Reoccupied

This article in El País, March 22, 2013, describes the return of monks to the monastery of Yuste, Charles V’s retreat.

Gulbenkian Funding Available

Dear Friends,
If you or your students are interested in working in the Portuguese archives, there are some scholarships open until the 5th April. For more information:
If you need an host institution, CIDEHUS, a research center specialized in differents topic about the Societies and Cultures of the South, maybe can welcome your stay
Best regards,
Fernanda Olival
This from the Boletín de la Fundación Española de Historia Moderna.

Mercedes García-Arenal Speaking at Princeton

Mercedes García-Arenal, of CSIC, will be presenting two lectures open to the public at Princeton next month, thanks to Princeton’s Humanities Council:

Tuesday, April 16: “Chivalric Fictions and ‘True’ Historical Chronicles: Miguel de Luna’s Historia verdadera del rey don Rodrigo.”

Wednesday April 17: “Doubt and Unbelief: Early Modern Iberia.”

Both are at 4:30 in Chancellor Green Hall, room 105. All hispanists in the area are encouraged to come.

Here is a campus map that shows the location of Chancellor Green, and information on transport & parking:

Music & Heroes in the June ’12 JWoH

The Journal of World History 23/2 (June, 2012) features two articles for us.

James A. Milward, “Chordaphone Culture in Two Early Modern Societies: A Pipa-Vihuela Duet.”

Adrian Shubert, “Women Warriors and National Heroes: Agustina de Aragón and Her Indian Sisters.”

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IV Alfonso E. Pérez Sánchez International Prize “The Art of the Baroque” 2013

The Focus-Abengoa Foundation is pleased to announce the Qth forthcoming Alfonso E. Pérez Sánchez International Prize The Art of the Baroque. As a university professor and as director of the Prado Museum, Alfonso E. Pérez Sánchez (1935 – 2010) was an outstanding historian of Spanish and Italian Baroque Art.

The Foundation awards this prize in order to recognise exceptional new work and research into Spanish Baroque Art, including possibly its relationship with Europe and the Americas.

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SCSC Deadline Extended: March 29, 2013

The Sixteenth Century Society and Conference (SCSC) is now accepting proposals for individual papers and complete panels for its 2013 annual conference, to be held October 24-27, 2013 at the Caribe Hilton in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The EXTENDED deadline for proposals is March 29, 2013. Approximately four weeks after the submission deadline, the Program Committee will notify all those who submitted proposals of its decision.

The SCSC actively encourages the participation of international scholars as well as the integration of younger colleagues into the academic community. We also welcome proposals for roundtables sponsored by scholarly societies that are affiliated with the SCSC.

Abstracts (up to 250 words in length) for papers and panels may be submitted by following this link.


For more information, please contact:
Elizabeth A. Lehfeldt
Vice President and Program Chair
History Department, Cleveland State University
2121 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115
tel. 216/687-3920

Reviews in the Spring ’13 RQ

Renaissance Quarterly 66/1 (Spring, 2013) features several reviews for us:

Jason Busic reviews Rodrigo Sánchez de Arévalo, Tratado sobre la división del reino y cuándo es lícita la primogenitura, ed. Jesús Ángel Solórzano Telechea (Logroño: Instituto de Estudios Riojanos, 2011).

Catherine Mary Curtis reviews Juan Luis Vives, Declamationes Sullanae II: Introductory Material, Declamations III, IV, and V, ed. and trans. Edward V. George (Leiden: Brill, 2012).

José Miguel Martínez Torrejón reviews Juan Ginés de Sepúlveda, Obras completas XV: Sobre el destino y el libre Albedrío, Demócrates, Teófilo, eds. J. J. Sánchez Gázquez, J. Solana Pujalte, J. M. Núñez González, and S. Rus Rufino. Trans. J. J. Sánchez Gázquez, I. J. García Pinilla, and J. M. Núñez González (Pozoblanco: Excmo. Ayuntamiento de Pozoblanco, 2010).

Nicholas Jones reviews Pedro Paez, Pedro Páez’s History of Ethiopia, 1622. 2 vols., eds. Isabel Boavida, Hervé Pennec, and Manuel João Ramos. Trans. Christopher J. Tribe (Farnham: Published by Ashgate for the Hakluyt Society, 2011).

Ronnie Mulryne reviews Stijn Bussels, Spectacle, Rhetoric and Power: The Triumphal Entry of Prince Philip of Spain into Antwerp (Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2012).

Leesbeth Geevers reviews Luc Duerloo, Dynasty and Piety: Archduke Albert (1598–1621) and Habsburg Political Culture in an Age of Religious Wars (Ashgate, 2012).

Anne J. Cruz reviews Cordula van Wyhe, ed., Isabel Clara Eugenia: Female Sovereignty in the Courts of Madrid and Brussels. (Madrid: Centro de Estudios Europa Hispánica; London: Paul Holberton Publishing, 2011).

Helen Graham-Matheson reviews Harry Kelsey, Philip of Spain, King of England: The Forgotten Sovereign (London: I. B. Tauris, 2012).

David Tavárez reviews Martin Austin Nesvig, ed., Forgotten Franciscans: Works from an Inquisitional Theorist, a Heretic, and an Inquisitional Deputy (Pennsylvania State University Press, 2011).

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New Book: Paquette, Imperial Portugual

Gabriel Paquette, Imperial Portugal in the Age of Atlantic Revolutions: The Luso-Brazilian World, c. 1770-1850 (Cambridge University Press, 2013).